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Fact check: Do lenders really oppose longer tenancies?

News

19 January 2017

Despite recent assertions, neither lenders nor the CML oppose longer tenancies. Shelter recently found that lenders responsible for half of buy-to-let lending allow tenancies of at least 24 months.

Market musings: Housing policy from across the pond

Analysis

16 January 2017

CML market analyst Carla Sateriale looks at a novel approach to housing affordability for young people in the US.

CML welcomes Recordsure as new associate

News

16 January 2017

The CML is delighted to welcome Recordsure as a new associate. We now have 97 associates, 139 members and seven third party administrator members.

CML member review: market flourished in politically turbulent year

News

19 December 2016

The CML's annual member review sets out how lending grew, borrowing rates declined - and the lender body signed up 11 new members in 2016.

Market commentary: 2017 and 2018 forecasts

Analysis

15 December 2016

We publish new forecasts alongside market commentary. Our forecasts are more pessimistic about the future than a year ago, partly relating to economic uncertainty from the EU referendum.

New data on affordability for first-time buyers

Analysis

12 December 2016

Housing consultant Chris Walker reflects on the latest data on first-time buyer affordability - and what the chancellor said about housing in his autumn statement.

Property taxation: time for reform?

Opinion

8 December 2016

Rising house prices should mean more stamp duty payments. But predictions for revenue have fallen, partly because of less housing market activity. So, is it time for more fundamental reform?

Shared ownership: Ten steps to take the Cinderella tenure to the ball

Analysis

5 December 2016

Shared ownership has a long way to go to become the UK's fourth tenure, but our recent research report sets out a series of steps to help the tenure grow.

CML welcomes its 100th associate!

News

5 December 2016

We recently recruited five new associates, taking the total to 100. We have recruited no fewer than 16 associates this year, taking the total number to its highest since 2008.

Rising stars bring a glow to CML conference

Opinion

22 November 2016

In this article, Kasar Ayub, winner of the "rising stars" challenge at this year's CML conference, sets out his plans for a Let to Live mortgage.